Positioned on the southern edge of Dietikon, on a sloping piece of property with view of Zurich to the west. The circular ground plan and dome-like form represent a prototype of the building model which Peter Vetsch then further developed and differentiated. It is a one-story building with a basement.
Conventional structural elements are still apparent. The wall partitions of the ground floor are still made of brick, and the exterior wall of prefabricated elements are arranged in a circle and filled with concrete. An armature jutting from the basement roof supports the wire basket which rests on the brick partition walls of the basement, and once covered with sprayed concrete, forms the exterior shell. The exterior insulation consists of a 7-10 cm layer sprayed polyurethane.
For more earthhouse designs by Peter Vetsch have a look at:
- Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse (Dietikon/ Switzerland)
- Residential House Dolder (Widen/ Switzerland)